It’s never too early to start teaching my kids that the generations in our family are linked, even if it’s mostly through choppy video calls. Here are four ways that I do it.
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Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
It’s 5:30pm. Everyone is hungry and cranky. There isn’t a lot in the fridge. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!
As you walk into that shiny classroom to meet your child’s teacher for the first time, here are a couple of important questions that can start that very important relationship off on the right foot.
I am an annoying parent. I’m not talking about being annoying to other people; I’m talking about being annoying to my children themselves. I’ve found that when I tweak the delivery of my expectations to be less irritating, I enjoy parenting more and have fewer battles with my strong-willed son.
Are your children shocked by the consequences of their actions? Try this simple system to help them connect their choices with the consequences they experience.
Have you heard this phrase before? It used to drive me crazy to hear this when I had little kids with so many needs that often added up to feel like pretty big problems. But now that I have teenagers, I can see why this phrase gets passed around among parents so much.
In response to questions from readers, Saren offers concrete ideas for how we can work more effectively with children who are strong-willed, opinionated, and/or stubborn and who we clash with all too often.
Saren’s family has been holding family reunions for over 30 years now – and they’ve got some great ideas to share.
We all hope for strong happy friendships between our children, right? In this episode, Saren shares three important ways that we can set our children up for strong friendships now and in the future.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!
We all know it’s a good thing to spend time outdoors with our families. But it can be SO HARD to get everyone out the door! This wonderful 7-minute film offers a realistic and beautiful look at how we really can unplug our kids from electronics and get them into nature – even if they aren’t thrilled about the idea initially.